Fanny Crosby

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Fanny Crosby

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Vickie as Fanny in the retelling of her story

Frances Jane Crosby (March 24, 1820 – February 12, 1915), usually known as Fanny Crosby in the United States and by her married name, Frances van Alstyne, in the United Kingdom, was an American Methodist Rescue Mission worker, poet, lyricist, and composer. During her lifetime, she was well known throughout the United States. By the end of the 19th century, she was “a household name” and “one of the most prominent figures in American evangelical life”. She became blind while an infant.